[Tagging] destination_ref vs. dest_ref vs. destination:ref

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Mon Oct 15 08:10:06 GMT 2012

I saw the choice between dest_ref and destination_ref and adopted 
dest_ref for the simple reason that it's shorter. In my mkgmap styles I 
allow for either, and recently added destination:ref to that list.

I'm not particularly bothered which one wins, but I'm always in favour 
of a bit of standardisation.

Slightly OT: Can I put in a plea to continue to populate these tags on 
the way as a whole even when the :lanes:  data is present? Promising as 
it is, it will take a while before :lanes is properly supported by 
mappers and tools. Please don't remove useful, working data just because 
there's a new kid on the block.


On 15/10/2012 09:23, Martin Vonwald wrote:
> Hi!
> Up to now I usually used the tag destination_ref to specify the ref of
> the road where a link-road is heading, in analogy with the destination
> key. Now I've seen the key dest_ref in use and also destination:ref.
> Of course none is documented in the wiki ;-)
> What should we do? I could write a proposal but what for what tag?
> Martin
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